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The AU Playhouse Presents The Denmark Story

 A Dramatic telling of the life of AU’s longest-serving president, Annie Dove Denmark

The Playhouse at Anderson University is proud to present The Denmark Story, by Scott Kirk, Saturday, January 15 at 8:00 pm at the Furman University Playhouse. It will also be performed on Sunday, January 16 at 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Anderson. Additionally, the play will take place at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, SC on Monday, January 24 at 9:00 am, as well as at Columbia College’s Spears Auditorium on Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm.

Featuring Dr. Deborah McEniry in the lead role, The Denmark Story, tells the story of the life of Dr. Annie Dove Denmark, Anderson University president from 1928-1953. In addition to being the first female college president in South Carolina, Denmark was the longest-serving president in the institution’s history. Denmark was also one of the most intriguing figures in the history of the Anderson community, known statewide for her leadership ability and clout in an era when women were not usually such prominent figures. The historic nature of the Denmark legacy is such that the fascinating


play depicting her life is provided in part by the South Carolina Humanities Council and was commissioned as a part of Anderson University’s centennial celebration. The play will be touring throughout South Carolina during the next several weeks. It is fitting that it be performed at First Baptist

since leaders of that church, along with influential businessmen in Anderson, were instrumental in the founding of the university 100 years ago.

The public is cordially invited to attend.


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.


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